Video Producer Salary

Video Producers in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. In the world of Video Producers, overall cash earnings stretch from $33K near the bottom to $85K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $7K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $5K, along with commissions approaching $36K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Video Producers are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance.

$35,587 - $83,268
$36K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,155
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$12.10 - $41.16
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MEDIAN: $19.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,587 - $83,268  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $7,297  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,034  
Commission
$2,944 - $35,508  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,179 - $84,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $41.16  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $46.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$494.93 - $7,297  
   
Commission
$2,944 - $35,508  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,179 - $84,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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There are some Video Producers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Executive Producers, where earnings are an average $98K annually. A common career progression for a Video Producer is to become a Creative Director or a Senior Video Editor. Compared to Video Producers, the first group earns $31K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Video Producer


For Video Producers, comfortable salaries can be found at Amazon.com Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $69K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Video Producer


Survey results imply that Video Producers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Coordinating, Project Management, and Cinematography are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. Those who learned Video Editing also tend to know Project Management, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing. For most people, competency in Adobe After Effects indicates knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Video Producers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Video Producers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Video Producers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,870

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Video Producers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (8 percent lower) and San Antonio (4 percent lower).

Video Producer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in St. George:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Doing different things and being able to use my creative skills when working on the job.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for Video Producer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries

▲28%

▲25%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries




Cinematography
▲6%



National Average
$52,000

▼3%





Videography
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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